On the day when Obama voted YES in the US Senate to the $700b scam, I did some further looking into his connections with Wall Street.
Unsurprisingly, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were big contributors to the coffers of American legislators. The most interesting point from this graph though is that Barack Obama was the #2 recipient of their contributions.
According to The Spagnola Report, “… the two corrupt fat cats that ran Fannie, Franklin Raines and James Johnson served as economic advisors to Obama. So if they ran Fannie into the ground and they advise Obama on economics, how well does that bode for America under an Obama administration?” The Raines connections seems slightly weak but the Johnson one is solid. .
The other interesting news to come out recently was that according to the Center for Responsive Politics, 28 lawmakers had between $598,100 and $1.7 million of their own money invested in the two companies last year.
(link) You have to wonder how much of a factor that was in the FM & FM bailout.
So… yet again I make the case that Obama is as much one of the elite as McCain and, therefore, will represent the goals of the elite more than the goals of the other 99.9% of the American people.